links + small things

Hang onto the Summer Glow with these New Makeup Products from Sephora

WELL, we did it. We had one day of all the kids being in school together! The rest of the week was different but next week kicks off the typical 5-days-of-the-week schedule for the kids. They are so happy with their teachers and I’m grateful that they are going into this year with excitement!

Last weekend, my two friends and our kids headed down to my parent’s empty house in South Carolina. We had a few days together with our 9 kids to play at the beach, swim in the pool, fish off the dock, and just enjoy the relaxed pace of the low country. It was a very fun trip and a perfect way to wrap up a great summer.

While I’m happy about the routine and the extra morning work hours I’ll have now, it still doesn’t quite feel real that summer has come to a close.

I’ve shared some really cute fall fashion finds on Instagram Stories this week, as well as a new hair tutorial so be sure to follow along there for more!

And here are a few things I mentioned on Instagram Stories recently that you may have missed:

Allbirds Treerunner Shoes – SO comfy

Ella Open Sweater Blazer

Bomber Jacket

Madewell Kickout Crop

Madewell 90’s Straight Jean – I really love the shape of these.

Madewell Perfect Vintage Jean

Amazon Woven Tote – I love this bag so much!

@estheticsbysheila – The best facials and lash lifts in the area. And microblading!

Straw covers for Stanley cup


Favorite Eye Masks

$30 Dress from Target

Yellowface book – next on my list for book club!

Current Foundation Sale at Sephora:

Armani Luminous Silk

Lancome Teint Idol Ultra Wear

Este Lauder Doublewear Stay in Place

Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever

Ongoing Promo Codes:

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

SPANX: Use code KATEXSPANX – good for 10% off purchases + free shipping/returns (excluding sales)

Bagging Rights: KATE10 gives you 10% off any items at

Have you seen something on IG Stories that you want to reference? If it’s not here it may be in last week’s Links + Small Things.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sherry says · 08.25.23

Hi Kate, hard to believe the kiddos are heading back to school already….these temps and humidity still feel like summer for sure !! I am pretty sure that is a stock photo you posted along with the blog post today….but isn’t that a beautiful bracelet !!! Wonder how many people will inquire about a link for that bracelet, it’s so pretty. Have a great weekend !!